On Nihilism

Staffordshire University are introducing an MA in Continental Philosophy by distance learning.

This is an exciting opportunity to study key philosophers in the European tradition, and to examine fundamental problems, such as the nature of time, the human, knowledge, ethical and political practice, and history.

The programme is designed to open up the full breadth of continental philosophy, from Kant, through Nietzsche and Heidegger, to Bachelard and Foucault. It is organised around three taught modules:

  • Transcendence and the Body
  • Phenomenology and Ontology
  • Knowledge and Politics.

In addition, students will prepare a dissertation.

The degree will run entirely by distance learning.  You can begin your studies in either January or September, each year.

A suite of internet-based resources will be provided (lectures, notes, readings, and the electronic resources of the Staffordshire University library). But the key thing here is that the course is not just a set of resources that students work through, but rather an environment akin to a fully taught course, with the attention and support of world-class academics week after week. In the discussion forum, students can exchange and debate ideas not only with the Professors and with fellow students, but also with leading philosophers from around the world who will participate as virtual visiting speakers.

For the time being, this new distance learning degree will run alongside the attendance degree (namely, study of philosophy under the umbrella of ‘MA in Negotiated Study’).

For more information, please see this fact-sheet 14; also, you can contact Prof Douglas Burnham: h.d.burnham@staffs.ac.uk. The link to our online application form can be found here.

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